2020 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards shortlists

We are delighted  to announce that the following titles have been shortlisted for the 2020 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards!

- Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas

- Songspirals by the Gay’wu Group of Women

When the Ground is Hard by Malla Nunn was highly commended in the Young Adult category.

The winners will be announced on the 30th January.

The rest of the shortlists and more information can be found here.


by Gay'wu Group of Women

A rare opportunity to connect with the living tradition of women's songlines, as recounted by Yolngu women from far north Australia.

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by Christos Tsiolkas

The stunningly powerful new novel from the author of The Slap...

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When the Ground is Hard

by Malla Nunn

This CBCA Notable Book is a stunning and heartrending mystery set in a Swaziland boarding school about two girls of different castes who bond over a shared copy of Jane Eyre.

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